Sunday, June 30, 2013

My First Letterpressing Experience

When my friend Ashley approached me recently about participating in a letterpressing event with AIGA Atlanta, at Atlanta Printmaker's Studio, I said, "Sign me up!" Not only have I always wanted to try my hand at letterpressing, I have always wanted to check out APS. What a great way to do both!

We had an awesome time at the event, and it was great to see the excitement on everyone's faces after they printed their first card. I printed my main batch of cards on a Chandler & Price printer from 1899 that you had to pedal with your foot! In this age of digital printing, it was really cool to use such an old tool to print!

Below is a picture of my artwork and some of the finished cards! I really hope I have the opportunity to letterpress again in the near future!

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